Carla is an insurance and commercial litigation specialist. Carla has a particular focus on professional indemnity, management liability and directors & officers claims, regulatory inquiry, investigation or prosecution, cyber liability, warranty and indemnity, product liability and defamation. She works with a broad range of clients, including professionals from the construction and infrastructure sector, financial services industries and solicitors. Carla frequently acts as defence or coverage counsel on medium to large litigation and provides general coverage advice for insurers.
Carla is currently undertaking a lengthy secondment with a financial lines claims team of a global insurer.
Carla has extensive experience with large scale litigation; having acted for two blue-chip Australian companies in proceedings concerning complex insurance coverage and causation issues. She has also acted for a leading debt collection agency in the defence of a securities class action. Carla has acted for a leading trade credit insurance broker in the Federal Court of Australia in professional negligence proceedings. She has also been seconded as legal counsel to a large advertising and telecommunications company.
Carla has acted for numerous doctors in the Medical Tribunal and in professional standards enquiries. She has also acted for doctors in Coronial Inquests.
Carla is dedicated to understanding the needs of her clients which assists her in providing detailed and user-tailored advice. She prides herself on her adaptability, negotiation skills and her ability to connect with people.
Carla also contributes to the community by acting pro-bono for individuals in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.